Many thanks to Mike Gamble for this cool video!
Just Da Tip Roll was the Big Green Craig & Meat Church BBQ Cook Team entry into the 17th Annual EGGtoberfest Recipe Contest. It was voted 2nd Place out of 65! We are very pleased with the overwhelming crowd response and the contest results.
Also, here is the official EGGtoberfest 2014 video
You know you did something correct when you have a line all day long like we did yesterday. It had to be 50 deep for most of the day. Very, very cool. We cooked so hard yesterday that I am sore today.
It was so much fun cooking with people on our team that drove from Massachusetts (20 hours), Missouri (12), Florida (7.5), Tennessee and Georgia. Wait, and I came from Texas. These were all folks we have met online through Instagram, Twitter, etc. Our cook would not have been possible without them and they worked their tails off. Meat Church and I owe each of you!
We went with a very ambitious cook considering our main dish\contest entry was sushi. But, we were willing to take the risk to do something a little more chefy. Our maple bacon cookies, corn dog brisket bites and Spanish paella seemed to be well liked.
There were so many cool moments yesterday. Getting to cook with my brother from another mother, Matt Pittman. (BTW, let me tell you something. That guy is passionate about Egging and can cook his ass off.) Winning 2nd Place out of 65 in the Recipe Contest Entry.Linkie Marais leaving her demo area just to come try our food and take a pic. Being literally the last people to leave Eggtoberfest because we hung out and drank some cold pops and ate leftovers for hours in the parking lot. That is why the Egghead community is so d*mn awesome!
Be on the lookout for the BGE video. We can't wait for next year. Enjoy some pics....
A HUGE Thank You goes out to our sponsors
for making this possible
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KICK ASH BASKET
The Eggtoberfest raffle results are in!!!!
The ticket numbers were put into an excel spreadsheet. Using random.org, 3 numbers were generated.
Josh Schmidt - BMW Chronograph
Rob Rumolo - BMW Chronograph
Nate Galante - BMW Golf Bag
I will contact you to set up delivery.
CONGRATS again to the winners and a HUGE Thank You to everyone that participated! We met our fundraising goal, which will help make our Eggtoberfest Cook a success!
We'd also like to thank Wagner BMW of Shrewsbury for their donations and sponsorship of the Meat Church / Big Green Craig Eggtoberfest Cook Team!
I had a leftover grilled chicken breast from last night and wanted to use in a creative way. BUFFALO SHROOMS are the result!! Try out the recipe HERE!
We are nearing THE DAY!!! The National Big Green Egg event, known as EGGtoberfest, is in 17 days! The Dream Team has been assembled, the plans have been made & time is drawing near.
Expect the unexpected!!
Breakfast - Saturday Morning
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! I started off the day with an egg poached inside of an avocado. Love this combination!
Saturday Dinner - Trying a new product
I received a new product to try. SOS (Schwing's Oyster Shells) make grilling oysters easy! I have had oysters slide out of their natural shells many times. The brine and butter would slowly drip out from their odd shape. The SOS solve all of these problems!
Yes, I put Meat Church rub on EVERYTHING!!!
Overnight cook - Saturday
I threw this 7lb’er on the smoker late Saturday night for Sunday lunch. Smoked at 250F using peach wood. I added a Siracha seasoning to my rub and injected it with a sweet thai chili sauce. Holy crap. This was phenomenal!! Everyone loved it and it was a nice change from the traditional BBQ pork.
Dinner - Sunday
LOBSTA!!!! I get a steal on a couple lobster tails which made for an awesome dinner! I grilled these direct at 500F for maybe 5 minutes. They were seasoned with a little bit of EVOO and salt.
SIZZLING FETA is a great starter to any meal. The sizzling sounds makes it great for entertaining too. Click HERE to see the recipe!
Last night, I used the reverse sear method on a couple 10oz filets. The BGE started off at 250F and I slowly cooked the steaks until they were at 115F internal. The plate setter was removed, the vents were open wide & the Grill Grates were placed inside. The Egg dome reached 500 degrees, Grill Grates would be approx 700F. The filets were seared for 1-1/2 on each side, removed, topped with a finishing butter and rested for 10 minutes. Perfect medium rare,every time.
I picked up some fresh Keta salmon and some Fire & Flavor cedar papers. I soaked the papers in water for approx 30 minutes, seasoned the salmon like normal, wrapped them in the papers and grilled them direct at 400F for approx 4-1/2 minutes on each side. WOW! These cedar papers let off a great cedar flavor to the fish. I'm on the hunt for other food items that I can cook using these!
You've seen what we are capable of and how crazy we can get. Imagine if these two forces joined for an epic event!! Well, it's happening!
Big Green Craig & Meat Church BBQ are teaming up in the ultimate cook team for the 17th Annual EGGtoberfest event held at Stone Mountain Park, GA on Oct 11. We have registered 6 Eggs for the event and plan on bringing our A game. Stop by our tent and say hello. See you there!
A HUGE Thank You to our event sponsors!!
Tired of "adjusting" your temperature after you have it set?? Here's How:
The Giveaway has come to a close and the results are in!!
Here are the winners:
Thanks to everyone that participated.
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